Loesje International - because ideas have no borders

Loesje is a free speech organisation founded in the Netherlands (Arnhem) in 1983. Loesje became international in 1989. Loesje is a writers collective and at the same time is a fictional charter, whose goal is to spread creativity, positive criticism, ideas, philosophical thoughts and reflections on current events by the way of short slogans on posters, signed by Loesje (a Dutch female name).

Loesje texts published on posters reflect the current world issues and the concerns of the Loesje member's world wide. The main aim of the Loesje texts is to make readers think, act and react on the topic the texts are referring to. Loesje tries to do this in a positive way and to avoid being moralistic or dogmatic. Some texts have a serious message and other texts are just meant to make someone smile. Humor and creativity are important features in all the work Loesje does.

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Creative writing with Loesje

Loesje workshop is a creative group activity, where participants make short texts (one-liners) by using a set of special text writing methods developed by Loesje. Since the beginnig of the COVID-19 pandemic our workshops are also avaliable online.


You can invite Loesje International for an online Creative Writing workshop in English, a nice idea for a theme day or a company outing. Besides the Creative Writing Workshops, Loesje International also offers speed workshops and lectures about certain issues, such as Freedom of Speech.

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Contact us: workshop(at)loesje.org


Where can you find Loesje?

Check if there is a Loesje group in your country:

Featured: Loesje groups in Europe

You can find Loesje in many countries all over the world. Loesje groups appear, disappear and reappear all the time so we can't guarantee that this overview will be still up to date tomorrow. Feel free to contact us if you want to connect with one of the National Loesje groups.